How is growing strawberries in a pot?

Strawberries on the plant

Strawberries are fruits that, in addition to being delicious, as they can be eaten fresh, it will be enough to wait for them to ripen to pick them and enjoy their flavor from the balcony or terrace, since being small plants, which do not exceed thirty centimeters in height. height, they can be had on the balcony or terrace without problem.

But How is growing strawberries in a pot? Is it easy or difficult? Do you have to water a lot? We are going to talk about all this and more below so you can taste the best strawberries.

When we buy strawberries in a nursery or a farm store we are buying plants that have been growing in the same container for several weeks. Although they will not grow much, It is highly recommended to transfer them to a pot about 2-3cm wider than the one you have, with a universal growing substrate mixed with 30% perlite.. In the case of not finding the latter, expanded clay or river sand can be used.

After putting them in their new containers, you have to place them in a place where the sun shines so that they can have good growth. Therefore, the second task that we must carry out is to place them in an area of ​​the patio or balcony where they will be given sunlight, if possible, throughout the day, or a minimum of five hours. In semi-shade they can also grow well, but it is important that the place where they are is bright.

Strawberry plant

If we talk about irrigation, it has to be frequent but avoiding waterlogging. The ideal would be to check the humidity of the substrate before watering, either using a digital humidity meter, inserting a thin wooden stick to see how much soil has adhered to it (if it has been a lot, we will not water), or weighing the pot freshly watered and again after a few days (as wet soil weighs more than dry soil, it can serve as a guide). In the event that we have put a plate underneath, we will remove the excess water ten minutes after having watered.

And to get the best strawberries, we must fertilize our plants with organic fertilizers in liquid formLike guano which is not only natural but also has a very fast effectiveness. We must always follow the instructions specified on the package to avoid the risk of overdose.

So, do you dare to grow your strawberries in a pot?

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